Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Happy Dancing

Two days of great news! Yesterday I found out that my piece "Eventually You Must Choose" was accepted into PAQA-South's ARTQUILTStransitions exhibit, juried by Susan Brandeis and Jan-Ru Wan. This exhibit will be at the Durham Arts Council from April 17 - June 7 and then move to the Page-Walker Arts & History Center in Cary, NC from June 25 - August 22. I can't wait to see all of the pieces in this exhibit...it will be fantastic!

So, here's a little sneak preview... "Eventually You Must Choose"

This piece was created using my hand-dyed fabric with some from Gone Away Quilting, and some commercial fabrics...plus what seemed like a million different threads. It's a fairly simple piece, but as my friend Jenny put it, misleadingly so. It's all about the place on your journey where you know the road you're on is going to end and you have to make a choice. If you've ever been there you know there's usually nothing simple about that.
And the other good news? Well, today I found out that BOTH pieces I submitted to Associated Artists show "Exposures" were accepted! This show was judged by Cameron Dennis and Terri Dowell-Dennis and works must incorporate at least one photograph or photographic image. It opens this Thursday and runs through March 27. The two pieces I submitted are "Guest In My Garden"...a tribute to the Monarch caterpillars I raise, and "Lessons Learned"...a tribute to my grandparents who taught me two of the most important lessons in life - 'when one door closes, another one opens', and 'get back on the horse again'.

"Guest In My Garden"
"Lessons Learned"

Both pieces are mounted on painted canvases. (Lessons Learned got cropped a bit too much...luckily these two were juried from actual pieces, not photographs!)

Now if y'all will excuse me, I'm going to go turn some cartwheels...



Robin said...

I really like the Fire Nest and Directions.

Loreen Leedy said...

Congratulations, Karen! Nice pieces and I love the quilted cat, too.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Be careful, you little gymnast you! Congratulations!!

Salem Stitcher said...

Congratulations! BIG NEWS! Let me know when the opening is at Associated Artists and I'll meet you there!

Sue Reno said...

Wow, you're really on a roll! Congratulations, it's beautiful work.

Heritage Quilter said...

Great work and many congratulations.

Nane said...

An opening sounds like fun...let me know too!

Jenny Williams said...

Congrats on the W-S Exhibit Karen! The monarch caterpillar is one of my favorite pieces, so I'm definitely not surprised about that. And I can't wait to see Eventually You Must Choose in person, after seeing it at the juror's selection. And seeing you at the PAQA-South Conference.
Jenny Williams